30M: Brazilians hit the streets to fight education budget cuts and pension overhaul

Student movement called protests in several cities around Brazil to continue struggle after massive rallies on May 15

São Paulo

Protest held in the morning in Salvador, northeastern Brazil, againt the public education budget cuts announced by the far-right government / Comunica

More than one million people hit the streets in defense of public education in Brazil on May 15. The mobilization now continues, as students and workers are holding new demonstrations today, May 30.

The rallies are a response to the 30-percent budget cut announced by the Brazilian government for federal universities, but demonstrators also protest against the pension overhaul proposed by the far-right Jair Bolsonaro administration, which attacks people’s right to retirement and favors the financial system.

:: Check out photos, videos, and real-time updates from the rallies from across the country here (in Portuguese) :::

Watch a video produced by Peoples Dispatch, a Brasil de Fato partner, about the mobilizations to defend public education in Brazil below.

Edition: Aline Scátola